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A roundup of what has happened in the past 24 hours

WORLD

* Russian alleged arms dealer Viktor Bout faces 25 years to life in prison if found guilty, Preet Bharara, U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York, said

* The next hearing on the case of alleged Russian arms dealer Viktor Bout is due in Manhattan federal court on January 10, 2011, District Court Judge Shira Scheidlin said

* Secretary of State Hillary Clinton urged the Senate to endorse a new U.S.-Russian strategic arms treaty, warning that failure to do so would jeopardize national security

* The Russian and U.K. ministries of justice have agreed to exchange experience on the penitentiary system and the work of judges and lawyers, Russian Minister of Justice Alexander Konovalov said

RUSSIA

* The investigation into the horrifying mass murder of 12 people in Russia's southern Krasnodar region has been concluded, Regional Governor Alexander Tkachev said

* Russian journalist Oleg Kashin, who remains in hospital after being severely beaten by unidentified assailants, gave his first evidence to investigators

* Russian Natural Resources Minister Yury Trutnev has called for the Baikal Pulp and Paper Mill on the shores of the world's largest freshwater lake to be closed

* Prosecutors have closed a criminal case against a real estate agency owner who died in custody in April, a lawyer said

* Russia's transport infrastructure is nearly failing to cope with increased loads as new energy deposits in the country's Far East and Siberia are developed, Transport Minister Igor Levitin said

* A Pacific Fleet's task force led by the Admiral Vinogradov destroyer left the Far Eastern port of Vladivostok on Wednesday to join the international anti-piracy mission off the horn of Africa

BUSINESS

* Russia's gas giant Gazprom and Ukraine's national oil and gas company Naftogaz have agreed to start a valuation of assets which could be contributed to a joint venture of the two firms, Gazprom said

* The Russian construction company Inteco, owned by Yelena Baturina, the billionaire wife of Moscow ex-mayor Yury Luzhkov, is functioning as usual despite rumors that the company could be sold, company spokesman Gennady Terebkov said

* The Russian government has approved a privatization plan for sale of federal property in 2011-2013, paving the way for a sell-off which could yield 1 trillion rubles ($33 billion) for the state over the next three years

SPORTS

* Russia suffered a surprise 2-0 friendly defeat at home to Belgium, Romelu Lukaku scoring both goals for the guests

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